Franklin Academy’s travel program is an integral part of our curriculum. We provide exciting opportunities for students to visit countries across the globe to gain an informed international perspective about people, languages, culture, and history. Recent destinations include Greece, Turkey, Italy, Ireland and Scotland, India and Nepal, Japan, Cuba, Iceland, Croatia, Slovenia, and Puerto Rico (U.S. territory).

Our next adventure is an art history-focused trip entitled “Artists of Italy and France.” Students will travel to Rome, Florence, and Paris during Spring Intersession in April 2023.

Amy Paxson, the Humanities Department Chair, and Julie Connors, the Art Department Chair, will co-lead the trip. Additionally, Rich Cherubino, a veteran Residential Dean and Humanities Instructor, will join as a chaperone. Also, we will partner again with EF Educational Tours. EF will handle the itinerary, air and coach travel, hotel accommodations, and meals. They will provide our tour director in Italy and France as well.

We will be holding a Zoom info session next Monday, May 23, for parents who wish to learn more. When students travel, they expand their world knowledge, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These are critical skills for creating the global citizens of tomorrow. We hope that many Franklin Academy students will want to participate.